2 Alabama hotels named Best Hotels in the South by Condé Nast

The Admiral
The “Living Room” at The Admiral in Mobile (The Admiral)

The readers of Condé Nast Traveler, the world renown travel publication, have named two Alabama hotels to their 2023 25 Best Hotels in the South list.

The two hotels? Drumroll please… 

Details about the two hotels

The Admiral

The Admiral
Lobby at The Admiral (The Admiral)

Even though The Admiral is in the midst of a year long property wide renovation, it was still named to the best in the South list.

Located at 251 Government Street in the heart of downtown Mobile’s entertainment district, the hotel has hosted guests ranging from Bob Hope to Elvis Presley. It is also one of the most convenient locations to stay during Mardi Gras season.

Built in 1940, the luxurious hotel has 156 guest rooms, an outdoor pool, extensive meeting spaces and an on-site restaurant.  

The Admiral’s “facelift” is expected to be completed in early 2024, just in time to welcome the world to the home of the first Mardi Gras.

106 Jefferson

106 Jefferson
106 Jefferson is located in the heart of downtown Huntsville. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

The Bama Buzz’s sister publication—Hville Blast— describes Downtown Huntsville’s 106 Jefferson best:

“The 115-room upscale boutique hotel in Downtown Huntsville pays homage to the history, culture and charm of the Rocket City — to the era of the space race that lifted the community to new heights and continues as a source of immense pride in the city today.”

Amenities at 106 Jefferson include:

  • Onsite restaurant— Revivalist, that features an inventive menu with a modern twist on European classics.
  • Cocktails and light bites at the rooftop lounge, Baker & Able, aptly named after the first two monkeys who were sent to space. 
  • Walkable neighborhood: The hotel is within walking distance of various shopping, dining, arts, museums, parks, and nearby historical attractions.

Congrats The Admiral & 106 Jefferson

Making the Condé Nast Traveler annual list is no small feat. According to the publication more than 520,000 readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe. 

Well done The Admiral & 106 Jefferson! Mobile, Huntsville and the state of Alabama are proud of you!

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Pat Byington
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